Thursday, 25 June 2015


Play thy lyre for the third time
As thou did in the case of monsters,
When they plotted to wreck a ship
And don’t kiss thy defeat so gentle
‘Tis not easy to play thy lyre,
When thou heart fight with thy mind
To explore the mind and catch the spirits

Play thy lyre for the third time
As thou did like Apollo
Oh, my love, blessed art the souls
That hear thee make a soulful rendition
Will thou make the beasts move
As if engrossed in thy emotive territories?

Play thy lyre for the third time
To stoke my dying fire
Will thou recall thy words?
And say, ‘come here Euridice’,
I lost thy grip twice
‘T was a second death
Yet, if I get one more chance
To lure the world….

Play thy lyre for the third time
Will thou hear a call from Nether world?
‘Tis utopia, where thou live in
Tread softly on thy path
I follow thee at thou call
To make a journey thro’ caves
Of darkness to touch the light
Amidst a killing silence
‘Tis a joy walking with thee by my side
To explore the dulcet tones
That enthrall the ghosts into tears.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

To Cyrano

Here is Roxane addressing
From the balcony to a handsome devil,
When fog strikes the eyes
And verses speak to heart
Curse cupid for the cause
Eyes and heart can’t part
Yet mind has the power to trawl
Love doesn’t see an art in parts
‘Tis crime in bartering arts
For beauty starts only from thoughts
Words doth have the power to extol
Like the creepers that grow tall
The tongue goes against the norm
And breaks my heart to face the storm
Will you gather your Chutzpah
To dote and quote from stanzas?
For expunging and re-writing our history
Not to extend a life of mystery
‘Tis a challenge standing
Face-to-face planting a kiss on
And to draw hearts on a stone
That stands tall for eternity.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Hi Dhola,

The clouds of colours billow up in air,
Do you know, how my emotions tear
on watching colours of every hues?
Red, pink, green, blue and yellow –
Will they paint colours into life?

Oh parrot, will you let me see my love?
The prince of Narwar, who
made vows to fire, holding hands
of mine, when we were small
and now I regret for his absence

Oh parrot, will you meet him
and ask, why my messages
are left without any reply?
‘Tis a thrill to colour and be coloured,
While celebrating the end of Winter gloom
And rejoicing the spring bloom

Oh parrot, will you demand justice
from my Prince for my plight?
Tell him, what does the custom say?
Remind him of his duty,
if he doesn’t know what’s next.

Oh parrot, will you tell him
the tales of the famous couples?
Who share both their joys
and sorrows under one roof,
Where the bliss of marital life lives in

Oh parrot, tell my prince
that this is Maaru,
The princess of Poogal
Who pines for her love
and love only from her husband.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Dear Petrarch

Laura, Oh Laura
I hear a call
A voice, not familiar,
Shudders me to a halt
Anxiety grows –
Let me know who you are
A shifting breeze lifts me high
I go hither and thither
Like a feather in air
‘Tis a journey on clouds,
Counting stars makes me proud,
The wind of change drives me far
And left by a window
With no curtain drawn
I crane my neck for full view
‘Tis not an old wive’s tale for you
A sunny look with
A bunch of curls on
Laura, oh Laura
Echoes thro’ parted lips,
The aquiline nose
And dark black hair
Is it Petrarch, my love?
How blessed, I’m here
Watching you slumbering
Don’t draw a veil over
Your small speaking eyes
When will you welcome me?
With the dark pink lips
That hide the dancing tongue,
That steal the hearts of young
Who beg to smile and befriend,
Uf! Let me part with a kiss
For, it is Heaven’s call not to miss

Monday, 8 June 2015

Oh, Leander

Do you know, how your
Hero is smitten with your golden locks?
Pointed nose, arched eye brows
Angular jaw and high cheek bones
That add Zing to the ruddy skin
You seem not to be far from me
Why ‘re you gone with a finger’s touch?
What harm did I do to you, mirror?
Not showing me in my presence
For, I can’t stay here for long
Why is the day standing long?
And the night falls too short
To be like a wind-driven cloud
That moves swiftly across the sky,
The long-lone hours that warn me of
To the lane, in a hurry to light your way on
'Tis too late to make my way
For, you are from Hellespont to the Tower
With your long breath and sticky curls
Alas! My tension knows no bounds
If I don’t see you here by me
In darkness, with the silver moon light
Uf, what has happened to your sunny locks?
Let me towel them down from the salt
‘Tis painful to feel your smelly brawn
‘Tis painful to stand long for you by the lawn
With a long drawn face
And wrinkles pronounced
Hoping against hope for a nightly glance
Oh God! When will you answer me?

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Qixi Jie

Why thee call me an ox, Niulang?
Taurus, a star in the sky,
Disclosing a secret unto thee –
Wheat straw, corn and alfalfa
Gracing, feeding and ogling at
Not knowing the rest by the pond,
Giggling angels unfurling fun
Indeed a breath taking spectacle
A new chapter for thee Niulang,
To be under the spell of fairies
An idea dawns on for
Weaving a new yarn
Perestroika to win thee
Stealing the robes left for drape
Against the choppy waters
Playing hide and seek
With the rainbow clouds
An emotional articulacy
Exuding jealous in air
Frothy waters do magic on pair
Standing dumb for long
It’s Zhinu’s turn forlorn
Breathe a dawn, thee Niulang
Why challenging thine eyes
That mirror thy hearts?
A love blooms in the pond at last
And grows tall to smooch eternal home
Hugging glory defying Nature
A call for a Prelude to Happiness.